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November 19, 2021

SPHHS researchers, including Youssef Oulhote, Nicholas Reich, and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences), Sarah Goff (Health Promotion and Policy), Amanda Paluch (Kinesiology), and Nancy Cohen and Shawn Portwood (Nutrition), comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; PFAS chemicals; problem gambling; the optimal number of steps to take per day to stay healthier longer; and dietary habits.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
November 4, 2021

Nearly three-quarters of the total number of gambling harms in Massachusetts in a period before the state’s casinos opened were reported by low-risk gamblers. This finding confirms a phenomenon known as the “prevention paradox” and suggests the need for targeted public health efforts to reduce community harm, says Rachel Volberg, lead investigator for the SEIGMA (Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts) research team.

November 2, 2021

The SPHHS invites all stakeholders to submit third-party comments about the Self-Study Report or any aspect of the SPHHS directly to CEPH. You may do so up until 30 days before the reaccreditation team’s scheduled site visit on March 23-25, 2022.

Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz
October 25, 2021

Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and Professor in both Nutrition and Epidemiology, recently appeared as an invited speaker at the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Agricultural Technology and Food Salon held on October 6-7, 2021 to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child.

October 22, 2021

SPHHS researchers, including Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz (Nutrition, Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Nicholas Reich (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Alexander Suvorov (Environmental Health Sciences), and Amanda Paluch (Kinesiology), comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; declining fertility; and the optimal number of steps to take per day to stay healthier longer.

Fruit and Veggies
October 22, 2021

Researchers with the New Moms Wellness Study are seeking participants. Mothers who are breastfeeding a baby less than six weeks old, or those who are pregnant and plan on breastfeeding, and live within 35 miles of Amherst, Massachusetts are eligible for participation.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is home to the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) Study
October 21, 2021

The Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) research team at UMass Amherst continues to examine the impacts of the state’s casinos on commercial real estate conditions. The most recent report, covering the years 2010 to 2020, describes real estate conditions in the host and surrounding communities that are home to the Commonwealth’s three casinos: Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
October 12, 2021

An unprecedented gambling study led by Research Professor of Epidemiology Rachel Volberg has ended with the delivery of a sweeping, 178-page report that advances knowledge on gambling behaviors and recommends prevention, treatment, and policy guidelines to support players’ health.

baby
October 4, 2021

Researchers in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences are seeking volunteers for the New Moms on the Move Pilot Study. The study seeks to discover whether physical activity, diet and other lifestyle factors impact the risk of breast cancer in breastfeeding women.

September 24, 2021

SPHHS researchers, including Nicholas Reich and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Alexander Suvorov (Environmental Health Sciences), Kathryn Derose, Elizabeth Evans, Kimberley Geissler and Sarah Goff (Health Promotion and Policy), and Amanda Paluch (Kinesiology), comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; problem gambling; declining fertility; opioid intervention and treatment; fluoride varnish treatments; and the optimal number of steps to take per day to stay healthier longer.

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